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Manta Rays Endangered By Gill Plate Demand

Manta rays and their lesser-known cousins, mobula rays, were once fished only by subsistence fishermen because the meat is cheap and they tend to damage fishing nets. All that has changed since the market for their gill plates has skyrocketed as Chinese medicine has touted them as a method for removing toxins from human blood.

Crocodile Lays 27 Eggs In Florida Front Yard! (Video)

Garden gnomes, flamingos (both plastic and real) and wind chimes are all normal lawn décor in Florida, so the nine-foot American crocodile nesting on a Monroe Country resident’s front yard stood out like a scaly sore thumb.

Only In Japan? Cats For Rent

Cats for rent -- is this a new idea whose time has come or some crazy notion by crazy people? Well, it's neither. What it IS is a movie that was released in Japan last year. The same country that brought the world the iconic Godzilla and large number of other movie monsters has gone the funny, charming, and heart-warming route with "Rent-a-Cat."

Golden Retrievers Deployed To Comfort Bostonians

A group of golden retrievers from the Lutheran Church's K9 Comfort Dog program recently traveled to Boston to help those suffering in the wake of the marathon attack. Their April 15th arrival in the city was arranged by Reverend Ingo Dutmann, pastor of Boston's First Lutheran Church, located just blocks away from the marathon finish line. Their job was to provide a comforting and healing presence to those in need of anxiety reduction.

Therapy Dogs Are Not Too Cool For School [Videos]

A therapy dog is a canine specifically trained to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, hospices, as well as people with learning difficulties, and those in stressful situations, such as disaster areas. But what about the traditional stress that plagues college students every year, the world over, particularly when exam time rolls around?

Chimp & Rhino Escape From Indian Zoos!

April hasn’t been too kind to a pair of Indian zoos, as a pair of dangerous endangered animals made a break for it over the past month.

Sugar Bush -- The Super Model Squirrel

You've heard of dizzy dog people and crazy cat ladies, but have you heard of the nutty squirrel mom? Kelly Foxton, a former country singer and recording artist, has dedicated her life to the pet Eastern Gray Squirrel she rescued as a baby when its home tree was being cut down. Foxton has photographed Sugar Bush in over 3,000 different costumes and settings at an estimated cost upwards of $500,000.

Dolphin Rescue! The Animal Video of the Day!!!

This is one smart dolphin.  He seeks out help to remove a hook from his pectoral fin.  This is an amazing video, and while a little long it is worth it.

Four Rhino Heads Robbed From Irish Museum

Well, stealing animal horns for the black market isn’t unprecedented, but how do you hide four huge rhinoceros taxidermy heads?!

Vietnamese Police Remove 53 King Cobras From Car (Video!)

Apparently cobras are a hot commodity in Vietnam, as local police pulled over a driver with 53 of the huge venomous reptiles from his car…